Motivation Theories Presentation

Slide 3 Notes The motivation of behavior is a complex internal disposition predicated on biological and environmental factors, mediated by choice (Deckers, 2005). Incentives and motives exist in both our internal and external environment, and act to inform our motivations. What is more, incentives comprise an interactive duality of anticipated rewards and inhibition of aversive... Continue Reading →

Sleep Deprivation, Disorder, and Drugs

It has been my experience that sleep is the luxury of the strong-minded and the vice of the weak-minded. Sleep, in my life, has served as both a safe haven and torture chamber. I think Dale Carnegie (n.d.), the author of How to Win Friends and Influence People, said it best, “If you can’t sleep,... Continue Reading →

Psychiatric Disorders, Diseases, and Drugs

The prevalence of psychiatric disorders in the United States is at a level that demands greater understanding of the mechanisms involved in the disorders and the drugs commonly concerned in treatment. Consequently, about 1% of the general population is affected by schizophrenia, 6% for depression, .07% of children develop Tourette syndrome, and about 25% of... Continue Reading →

Categorize Drugs According to Hazardous Scale

Most of us are aware of the effects of alcohol and tobacco. Or are we? What about other commonly abused drugs, such as marijuana, cocaine, and heroin? These drugs are illegal, but does that automatically mean they are more hazardous to our health than alcohol and tobacco? After reviewing your text about the health hazards... Continue Reading →

Conformity Response Exercise

Scenario: John is an 18-year-old freshman at New York University. John was the starting quarterback at his high school in a small town in Indiana. He enjoys playing sports and hanging out with friends. John has always been popular and done well in school and sports. Once he is comfortable in his surroundings he can... Continue Reading →

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